Explore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. Visit its cosmopolitan and lively cities as well as its ancient treasures and scenic highlights. A vacation highlight is the Amazon Jungle—cruise along the chocolate-colored Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimões, where the two rivers forming the Amazon meet. Watch for the captivating native flora and fauna. More spectacular scenery awaits at Iguassu Falls, where you will marvel at the stunning panoramic views of many of the 275 cataracts that make up Iguassu Falls—with its clouds of spray, incessant roar, and surrounding tropical growth. You’ll also discover the fascinating cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Lima—and, of course, the great Machu Picchu.</BR></BR>Rio de Janeiro is a vibrant, bustling city known for its beautiful beaches and beautiful people. The birthplace of Samba, Rio’s vitality comes alive as you experience its sights, sounds, and flavors. Buenos Aires is regarded as the “Paris of South America” with its chic shopping, French architecture, outdoor cafés, legendary nightlife, and cosmopolitan cuisine. It is famous for its sensuous Tango dance—you’ll even get a Tango dance lesson on your Globus tour! In Lima, your sightseeing focuses on its rich colonial history and includes a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, which has a large collection of pre-Columbian Peruvian art.</BR></BR>Next, on to a major highlight of your vacation—Machu Picchu, where you’ll stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America! Then, visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, a fortress built in the early 12th century with stones weighing more than 350 tons. While at the ruins, experience a Mother Earth Ceremony, performed by a local shaman to thank Mother Earth and to ask for good health and safe travels. No trip to Peru is complete without seeing the Nazca Lines. When seen from the air, the lines form precise geometric shapes that number in the hundreds. Archaeologists remain puzzled about why the ancient Nazca people, who thrived here from 200 BC to 500 AD, created illustrations that could only be seen from far above the Earth.</BR></BR>Vibrant cities, ancient structures, lush biodiversity, mysterious miles of lines and patterns etched into the earth—this vacation to South America has it all! So, grab your camera and be prepared for a trip of a lifetime.
BRAZIL’S AMAZON Guided city sightseeing; “Meeting of the Waters” cruise; visit the Manaus Opera House, a jungle island, monkey reserve, and a native Amazon village; guided canoe rides and jungle walksRIO DE JANEIROCable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain; welcome dinner; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Samba show and churrascaria dinnerBUENOS AIRESSightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, Cemetery of the Recoleta; [LF] Tango dance lesson; Tango showIGUASSU FALLSSightseeing with a Local Guide; visit both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle TrainLIMASightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; [LF] dinner at Larco Herrera Museum; [LF] local Peruvian food marketSACRED VALLEYVisit Kenko Amphitheater and Pisac; [LF] Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; visit Ollantaytambo and [LF] a local home visit for a glimpse into rural Peruvian lifeMACHU PICCHUTake the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with Local Guide and two days entrance to the ruinsCUSCOSightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the cathedral, the Santo Domingo Monastery, and Temple of Sacsayhuaman; farewell dinnerNAZCA LINESNazca Lines flight; Ballestas Islands cruiseHeadsets throughout the tour
Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 12 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner, churrascaria dinner with Samba show in Rio, steak dinner with Tango show in Buenos Aires, and a farewell dinner in Cusco
NOTE:Participation in this tour requires guest’s name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.